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Let's Draw a Save the Planet Illustration in Procreate

teacher avatar Kristina Hultkrantz, Illustrator & Surface Pattern Designer

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Save Our Planet - Welcome


    • 2.

      5 Tips for Sustainability and Impact


    • 3.

      Sketching Your Ideas


    • 4.

      Adding Flat Color Layers


    • 5.

      Adding Texture and Detail


    • 6.

      Hand Lettering and a Final Look


    • 7.

      Next Steps


    • 8.

      Final Thoughts


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Welcome to Let's Draw a Save the Planet Illustration in Procreate and Make Changes for a Sustainable Future! In this class we will be drawing a Save the Planet illustration for social media together and I will also be sharing 5 huge tips/tasks to reduce your carbon emissions drastically. This is my most important Skillshare class to date. After the release of the 6th IPCC report in 2021 I was jolted into action and set to work on this class to share as much as I can about making an impact. There is so much to be done to save this beautiful planet of ours we just have act now. There is so much hope and people are so very resourceful. We can do this together!



All illustrators, artists or surface designers of any level who would like to learn more about the climate crisis and what they can do to make an impact as well as to learn my process of creating a save the planet illustration in Procreate.


Supplies you will need to create the class project:

  • Procreate or Photoshop or your art medium of your choice.


In this class I will be sharing my process for creating a textured illustration in Procreate.

We will cover the following:

  • How to get ideas for your illustration.
  • How to sketch out your ideas.
  • How to build up your illustration with flat color.
  • How to add texture.
  • How to add simple block lettering.

As well as 5 huge things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.

I am so excited to share my tips with you and to see what you all come up with in your class projects!

xoxo Kristina


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Hello Everyone!

I'm Kristina Hultkrantz an illustrator and surface pattern designer based in the super quaint small town Mariefred just outside of Stockholm, Sweden. You might also know me as EmmaKisstina on the internet. I've been working with illustration and design since 2007 and have worked full time as a freelance illustrator since 2010 and now a teacher since 2018.

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1. Save Our Planet - Welcome: The planet needs our help. In 2021, the IPCC released another report now declaring a code red status for humanity. We are in fact, in the middle of a global climate crisis. Climate change is already affecting every inhabited region across the globe with human influence contributing to many observed changes in weather and climate extremes. It is easy to get caught up in the news watching tragedy after tragedy happen across the globe or even your near city and feel paralyzed not knowing what to do. But in this class, I want to share a huge scope of hope. There is still time to make a difference and there's so many things that we can do as individuals. The only catch is that we have to act now. We have the incredible opportunity to be a part of this change, to build an inhabitable future for this planet for generations to come. In this class, we'll be creating a save the planet illustration to share on social media. The more we talk and share about all the incredible things we're doing to make an impact, the more our friends, family, and followers will be inspired to make changes as well. As artists and designers, we have an upper hand as beautiful visuals are a great way of getting your voice heard and shared. In this class, I'll be taking you through my entire process of creating a final illustration in Procreate from sketch, flat color, adding texture and details, as well as a little hand-drawn lettering to top it all off. All the while, we'll also be sharing five huge tips for how to live more sustainably and make an impact on your carbon footprint more than just switching to bamboos draws and reusable tote bags, so we can hit those Paris Agreement goals together well before the 2030 deadline. Hello, everyone. Welcome back to another class from me, Kristina Hultkrantz. I'm an illustrator and surface pattern designer from Mariefred, Sweden. Personally, I have become very passionate about the climate crisis. In the last few years I've been making changes to do my part and make an impact on my carbon footprint and I welcome you to do the same. It's not important that we become perfect eco-climate activists overnight, I'm definitely not perfect. It's just important that we act now and just start. All collective small and big changes make a huge impact and together we are so powerful. Please join me in this class and help to save this beautiful planet. 2. 5 Tips for Sustainability and Impact: Knowing where to start can be a little overwhelming and I don't want you to feel that way. I don't want you feel paralyzed or even worse, putting your head in the sand and just waiting for this to be over and hoping and crossing your fingers that everything will work out. For this class, I have outlined five huge things that you can do right now to decrease your carbon footprint because we need a fast decrease in emissions immediately. I also want to mention that this issue is huge, multifaceted. There's so many things that can be debated, but these are the five things that I picked out that I think are doable for most people. Now, of course, it depends on where in the world you live and your personal circumstances that make some of these decisions easier to implement or not. I just want to put that out there, but we all just have to do our best or something. These five tips are backed by facts from trusted associations. You can find a document in the class resources with all of the sources for these facts and other links to important websites that I think you should check out if you would like to learn more. While we talk about these facts, I will be doing some flour warm-ups and I hope that you'll join me as well just to warm up your hand and to make this section a little bit more visually fun. Let's get into it. Here are have five tips for living more sustainably and decreasing your carbon footprint. Number 1, use your voice. Now this is the biggest one because even if you make a lot of changes in your life to live sustainably, it can sometimes feel like a drop in the ocean. Just remember that all individual changes add up, but many large-scale changes need to be put in place too at a global scale. We need to vote for leaders who are willing to take big measures to battle the climate crisis. Put pressure on your local governments to make big changes by adding them on social media and sending emails. They need to be constantly reminded that change needs to happen fast. Put pressure on local magazines, newspapers, and companies as well. What are they doing to make sure the climate crisis is top of mind? What changes are they making to hit the Paris Agreement goals and the IPCC report? Have they moved to renewable energy? Are they climate neutral? Are they producing quality products in green ethical factories from sustainable materials? What about waste management practices? Are they thinking about circular economies, etc? There's so many issues to take up. Another thing, have conversations with friends and family too. Not everyone is as informed as you might be, they might not know what sort of changes they can make and how they can help. Keep the tone positive and share your excitement for making these changes rather than judgment or contempt. You can also join or start a climate club online or in your community, something like Fridays for Future. It can be intimidating to voice your opinions on your own, but as a group, it's much easier and even more impactful. These groups often share petitions to sign and great eco tips to make change happen together. Number 2, conscious consumerism. There is no doubt that consumerism in the developed world has gotten out of control. The national Overshoot date, the day when we as humans use more renewable natural resources than our planet can regenerate in one year, has been calculated every year since the 1960s and unsurprisingly has only gotten worse. We haven't collectively lived within an ecological equilibrium since 1970. In 2021, worldwide Overshoot Day landed on July 29th, meaning after that date, we are using up more resources than can be replenished in a year, causing an ecological deficit that is also getting shorter and shorter every year. Each country is different too. In Sweden, where I live, Overshoot Day came sadly on April 3rd. The countries with the worst earliest Overshoot Day include Qatar, Luxembourg, and the United Arab Emirates, hitting in early February and March. United States and Canada also have Overshoot dates in March. The countries with the best, the latest Overshoot Day, include Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Indonesia, whose Overshoot Day hits in December. Extreme consumerism leads to deforestation, water shortages, a decrease in biodiversity, and higher CO_2 and other greenhouse gas emissions. For example, to produce one t-shirt, 2,600 liters of water are needed, as well as one kilo of chemicals accounting for the same amount of CO_2 emissions is driving 23 kilometers in your gas driven car. Eighty percent of a piece of cloth's climate impact takes part in production. By choosing secondhand, you can in one go reduce your closet's or your home's impact on the environment by 80 percent. A newly produced jacket has a climate impact equal to 393 secondhand jackets. By choosing secondhand products, you can go shopping for the most part completely guilt free because the climate impact of those already used products is very small. What can you do? Avoid single use items like the plague, buy as much as you can secondhand, repair what you have and think more circular. When I'm done with this product, can it be used for another purpose or given, sold to someone else, rather than being thrown into a landfill? Look out for trade, Buy and Sell Facebook groups in your area or local or online secondhand shops to support. When you do choose to purchase new items, it is important that you are buying very consciously, only things that you absolutely need and choosing to support actually sustainable companies who are working to reduce their carbon footprint using renewable energy and ethical factories and supplies. Please vote with your wallet. The more we choose to collectively support sustainable companies, the more demand for these sorts of products that will be made. Also please watch out for companies who are green-washing their products at the moment and report them if you see it. One big bonus of this section is how much money you will save by not consuming as much and buying secondhand. Personally, I have been bitten by the secondhand bug and I really enjoy the hunt for looking for beautiful things for my home and my closet. I have been really good about buying secondhand clothes for my children since they were born, but I haven't been so good myself. But in this past year, I have now vowed to, as much as I can, buy secondhand clothing for myself as well. Number 3, choose more plant-based foods and cut beef and dairy from your diet completely or as much as you can. Methane is the second largest contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide. The majority of which comes from livestock, mainly beef. About 70 percent of agricultural methane comes from the fermentation process and chemical reactions in the stomachs of cows and other grazing animals as they break down plants. The animals burp out most of this methane and pass the rest as fat. If cattle were a country, they would rank as the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases after China and the United States, which is astounding. Water used to raise cattle and their food sources is also staggering. One pound or a half a kilo of beef requires 6,992 liters of water, while one pound, a kilo of vegetables only requires 148 liters. By eating a whole food plant-based diet, you're not only bettering your own health but the health of the planet drastically, win-win. By completely cutting meat and dairy products from your diet, you could reduce your individual carbon footprint from food by up to 73 percent. If you'd like a little inspiration from my family and I, we eat plant-based during the week and enjoy meats with lower emissions such as wild game, chicken, pork, or fish, if we want to on the weekends. Source from local farms for the most part and definitely within Sweden or the EU. We've also switched out at least half of our dairy products to plant-based alternatives. Rather than seeing this as a diet restriction, I have loved cooking my way through loads of vegan and vegetarian recipes and find this way of cooking really exciting. My kids have grown up with this lifestyle and actually prefer broccoli over meat, which is funny, I lucked out. Number 4, reduce air travel. A single flight accounts for a staggering amount of CO_2 emissions per passenger. Even more if you choose business or first-class. The average annual amount of carbon emissions for a person living in the European Union is 8.4 tons. Well, the calculated maximum emissions per person annually to halt climate change is set at 0.6 tons. I've also seen in different sources this maximum set at one ton per person or even two but in this case, 0.6 is ideal to drastically reduce. This 0.6 tons is equivalent to a one-way flight from New York to London. If you have a return flight, you're blasting through your budget for an entire year of CO_2 use and you still have to have your electrical bill and food costs and all that thing. One way to drastically reduce your carbon footprint is to cut out personal, frivolous vacation flights. I know it's not fun to hear that you can't look forward to your annual exotic vacation. We might have to put international long-haul flights on hold for a few years until more sustainable green options arise. Within Europe, we have incredible railways and public transport in most countries and can still support tourism locally and continentally by traveling by train, which is really nice. On one website, myclimate.org, there's many others. You can calculate the emissions of a future flight and see how their way into this 0.6-ton climate limit. If flying is unavoidable for work or to see family, et cetera, you could also consider paying for carbon offsetting. You pay a service to aid in funding reforestation projects or sustainable building projects in developing countries. You can check out ClimateActionReserve.org for more information about carbon offsetting programs. Make sure that the offsetting program you choose is legit and you are not using offsetting to excuse your lifestyle. The point isn't to go on a shopping spree at a fast-fashion chain or a quick flight to Paris for a long weekend getaway and then pay offset charges. You need to do your best to reduce your emissions and offsetting is a nice bonus. While we're at it, reduce your driving by car. Use public transport, a bike, or even walk when available. Think about carpooling or electric car rental and limit your trips to the store to buy just that one thing. Switch to electric as soon as you can and charge your car from renewable energy sources. You can read more about CO_2 emissions globally and in different circumstances, because it's very complex to calculate via ourworldindata.com.org/CO_2emissions, I have a link in the class resources. Personally, my main mode of transportation is walking as I live in a small town and have a five-minute walk to everything I need from grocery stores to school, the doctor's office, or the post office. As we're also privileged, my family and I drive a hybrid car and are switching to full electric in a couple of months. I have the conundrum that my family lives on the other side of the world, so I have to choose flying to visit them. But these trips are limited and thank goodness for FaceTime. Number 5, last but not least, reduce food waste. Thirty to 40 percent of all food produced is never eaten. It takes a landmass about the size of China to grow this wasted food and the entire global food system is responsible for 30 percent of the total greenhouse gas emissions every year. It's pretty much just thrown into the trash. This is mental to me. One billion people worldwide go hungry or malnourished. We can feed the entire world with plenty to spare about 15 percent of this waste just by ending food waste. This problem is not only heartbreaking, this waste is horrible for the planet in many ways. So many resources are wasted in the process from water, land, energy, labor, manufacturing, packaging and transport, et cetera. When we throw this waste away in landfills rather than composting, it decomposes improperly and creates methane, which is a greenhouse gas, 23 times more horrible than carbon dioxide. Though you may think the majority of waste happens on the farm, on transport, shops, and restaurants, 50 percent of all the waste happens in our homes. This is in developed countries, of course. In the US, families on average throw $2,275 worth of food every year. We should be aiming to buy as much organic produce as possible also. Biodiversity loss and soil degradation is becoming a huge problem globally because of mono-crops and overuse of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. By purchasing organic products, you are supporting more sustainable farming practices and bettering your health at the same time. If Europe's farmland all followed organic principles, agricultural emissions could drop by 40 to 50 percent by 2015, with plenty to feed the growing population healthy diets. What can you do? You can plan your meals. Grocery shop with a list in a plan, smell, taste, and feel food, rather than relying on best-before labels and just throwing it out. Eat your leftovers, share your leftovers with friends, family, neighbors, and compost everything else. If your community doesn't offer compost pick-up services, look for private companies in your area that do or start a compost at home or in your neighborhood. Check out zero waste classes here on Skillshare to learn so much more. I can link a couple of favorites in the class resources section as well. That was a lot to take in, I know. There's so many things to do, but I hope that you found these five things doable that you can start doing today. Thinking about your food waste, starting to buy more or all things secondhand, not traveling by airplane and reducing your travel by car, and as well as starting to use your voice to make an impact in your community and beyond. I just feel really passionate about this. I just want to see so much change happen and I hope it does. In my personal experience, I've been reducing my food waste by making sure to freeze in extra slices of bread and trying to eat my kids' leftovers that they don't eat as long as they're not too slobbery. I am been purchasing our clothes and as many things for our home, second-hand that I can find. I've also been not buying many things either, just not important to fill my home with stuff. We've been using our money instead for experiences and going to beautiful restaurants and enjoying Sweden where we live. I know that that was a lot to take in. There's a lot of information. I hope that I've presented it in a way that feels serious and urgent, but also hopeful and doable. I don't want to be sitting here preaching that you should be doing all these things and you can't ever buy something new ever again. You can't ever go on an airplane flight ever again, but these are things you should be thinking about and making changes. You don't have to be drastic, you don't have to cut out all meat ever for the rest of your life, maybe you just reduced by a lot, 75 percent or something. You don't have to feel guilty about that new pair of shoes that you purchased as long as you're not paying, buying new shoes every single week. But I do want to leave you with one final huge question and that is, what will you answer in 10, 15, 20 years when you get the question, what did you do when you had the chance? That plays in my head over and over again. It made me want to work really hard to do my part because I have two little children and I think about what the world could be like in 20, 30 years if we don't do anything. I don't want to look at them and say that I didn't do enough. I want to say that I tried. I hope that you are inspired to make some changes as well. We can do it. 3. Sketching Your Ideas: Welcome to Procreate. We're going to get started on our sketches. Well actually before we jump into Procreate, I want to quickly jump into Pinterest, my favorite place to get inspiration, so we'll quickly do that. With inspiration, I like to just Google some images or Pinterest some images and get some quick ideas. I've already done this, save the planet art, and get some ideas quickly for things that you can do for your poster. Here's a great one with more planet, less plastic or with the hands over here, something that with the hands you could also do in different forms. This is over and under, you could have both hands under the planet, or like a hug or embrace around the planet. I also love the leaves and things around the backside of the planet. I think that's really great. Make earth great again, that's excellent. Go through and find something that appeals to you. There's probably tons of ideas that are going to pop in your head, and once you have some ideas, close out your inspiration because I think it's important not to get too close to somebody else's artwork. You don't want to, by accident copy them, which isn't great at all. I'm going to close out this, I think I have some ideas going, and I already made some sketches already. I'm going to show you those sketches with the ideas that I came up with. With this, I came up with this really beautiful pastel palette because those are the colors that I like to work in. But you, of course, pick the colors that you enjoy the most, and these are five ideas that I came up with. It's almost a collection. I could create a collection of work, but for this class project, you're going to be creating one poster or one image to share on social media. You can choose to do as many as you want as well, so while you're at it, you can come up with different ideas, so you can have several to share later. My first idea here is if you can see that my chicken scratch here is Earth in the middle, with flowers around the back of the planet. Then text, there is no planet B. I also did another version down here with pink background and the text not in the middle of the Earth but around. Which also could be nice, maybe a little bit easier to read. I also did a poster thinking maybe one could be just lettering, every day is Earth Day, and within Earth Day I thought it could look like a planet pattern within there with the land and water, and flowers, of course, because I love flowers and I can't not draw them. Here's another version, save our planet, and I thought instead of the landmass that all the different continents could be full of flowers. I think that could be really beautiful and really me. Then I even sketched out a possible pattern with lots of flowers and then banners that had different sayings on them, such as save the world and there is no planet B. I also wrote down a list that you can happily take inspiration from. You can take any of these texts to add into your piece, and you can, of course, use any of my ideas and run with those. Just make sure to make them your own. Save the planet, save our planet. I need to fix that. Planet. Love Earth, every day is Earth Day. There is no planet B. Love your mother. No nature, no future. Something like that. Feel free to use any text that you would like to. Also, these are general save our planet texts, but you could choose a specific cause that is closer to your heart if you want to. Zero-waste, we save our oceans, or biodiversity, or any of the issues, there's plenty to take up. Now I just have to decide on which one I'd like to do for this class. I really love this one with the there is no planet B, but I also like to do this one with the flowers in the middle just because I think that could be really beautiful. But for this class, I think I'm going to go for this version. I'm not sure if I'll do the pink background, maybe that's too lighthearted. I think I might go for something more serious with a blue background, but I think I like the text around this. Let's start from there and I'm going to open up a new document. Let's go over to my Instagram 2021. Not much has been happening on Instagram. I'm going to open up another square document. I like working in square. I think it's a nice format. I choose to use a 4,000 by 4,000 300 DPI canvas with an RGB mode. It's a big canvas so that if I do ever want to print this out, that's possible, and it's good to be able to have that option, so you don't draw things too small for the web and then not be able to print this out. I believe 4,000 by 4,000 is around 12 inches maybe. That can possibly also be blown up a little bit in Photoshop, so have a good poster size later if that was needed. Let's get started. I'm also going to add my sketches into the canvas here just to pull my colors and remember what my ideas were. I saved a JPEG of the sketches, and I'm going to bring those and insert a photo. In here, I bring in that, so here I can have that too remember my colors. I'm going to pick this light blue color, make sure that it's in my history, and then I'm going to choose that as my background color. Done. Choose a new layer, and then I'm going to go and get another color. We'll do green. I'm going to use my favorite 6B pencil just to do my sketches. I'm just going to close that for right now, and I'm going to get started on my sketches, so this is going to be a little bit much cleaner sketch. I'll use my Earth, I'm going to keep it wonky, but you could use the tool to make it perfect. You can edit the shape so it's a perfect circle, like so. But I like to keep things wonky, I don't want it to be too perfect. We'll see when I do the final one, maybe I will make it a circle. I always contradict myself. Then I want to have the flowers behind, so I'm just going to mark in maybe some of the bigger flowers where I want to have those, and then I'll fill in with the smaller flowers later. Something like that. Now I've made this part a little bit too large, so I don't have room for the text to go around. But before I do that, I think I'll test out what it looks like with the text in the middle or around the top and bottom. Before that, I just want to look at what Earth looks like so I can draw that in. I'm going to bring up Pinterest again by pulling that in, to the side here, and I'm going to search Earth instead. Because I live in Europe, I would like the view of the Earth that shows Europe as well, so I need to find that. Here's a good image, this one, but it's somebody else's drawing, so I don't want to. This printable, it's a free printable, so I assume that is copyright-free then. I'm going to use this because it's a pretty good representation of Earth, so let's see. Mexico and Florida. I think my Earth is a little bit too wonky at the top. There will do Sweden, down to Spain, go and then Africa, America, and that's pretty good. Then in here, as well I could do, white for the North pole, I don't know. Here we go, that's a good representation, I think. Pretty good. Then on a different layer, I'm going to write my text, a different color, dark blue. Let's see what it looks like. That one, I think it's going to be too messy. You can't see the Earth. I think that it would be better to have the text around, so I'm going to resize this Earth a little bit so that I have enough room. Make sure it's in the middle. Then another text there, and just quickly mark in where my text is. It came a little too wonky. Something like that. Here's my sketch complete. I would say I can work from this, I can go back to my other sketch. Maybe here there's so much room I can have a little heart because it's sweet. I can always move Africa a little bit. I think I'm happy. This just gives me a little guideline for where I'm going to be creating my final work. This is my sketch process, and from here we can move on to the next section for starting to build it up with color. 4. Adding Flat Color Layers: Now, we're getting into the fine part. We're going to be adding in all of the flat color. This is the way that I like to work. I like to add in all the flat layers of color that build up this piece and then I will go into the details later. I'm going to take away the text for right now because it's a little distracting. I'm going to start building this image up in different layers of different colors or the different section. We're going to start with the Earth and I'm going to bring up this sketch again because I thought I had a nice blue color here. I can close that. I like the dry ink brush that is native to Procreate. I have just manipulated it slightly somehow to make it a little bit less scratchy, but still add some texture. But I like the original as well, but I've made it so that it works the way that I like it and let's see what size. This is good. I'm going to make my Earth and I'm going to decide if I'm going to keep it a little wonky like this. I think I'll make it circular but not a perfect circle. It's looks nice I think and then I can't see my sketch anymore so I'm just going to bring it on top and bring down the opacity so I can just see it a little bit and then I'm going to create a clipping mask on top of my circle. Just to add another layer and then I'm going to click in here to make a clipping mask so that everything I draw gets stuck only to the circle. Again, I'm going to choose this nice green color that I had. Close that out again. I'm going to add in land. There we go. Then on top of this and not having to be a clipping mask, I'm just going to do my heart so let's see I've got a nice pink. I'm going to make it a little bit bigger and then I can reduce it later. There we go. That's my earth finished, I think later maybe I will add some clouds and other texture. But again, I said I like to work in this so that I do all the flat layers first. Again, I'm going to close this one for now, and using this pink color, I'm going to start adding in some of my larger flowers. As you saw in my warm ups when I talked about sustainability, I made some sketches of flowers and I like to just keep them in very simple forms. I'm going to create a layer behind the Earth because I want all the flowers to be behind the Earth and I'm going to add some larger ones now in different shapes. I think maybe I want to reduce my brush size a little bit down to eight. See does that look balanced maybe? Then I'm going to go keep adding layers of other forms and another color. I'm going to do some big fluffy light pink flowers, and I think I have those behind these ones. Again, I'm going to go in, pick this nice light pink that I had chosen. Close that, then I have a layer underneath those and now I haven't sketched these ones out, but I can just simply go in and add them where I feel like it makes sense. We have another layer of flowers, so I want to add in another color. I'm not sure how many different variants maybe I want to do a darker blue. We'll try that. These ones I want on top of all of these and I want to make these ones small. See how this, I think that will look nice. What's great about having all of these flat pieces of color on different layers is that I can easily go in later and switch them out and try different things. If I really think that this green is too green, I can put it into what's called Alpha Lock mode by swiping with two fingers or you can go click here and press "Alpha Lock". Then I can go up, and I can choose a different color. We could try something much darker. Then just click on here and fill. That of course isn't the look I'm going for. You can click "Back." You can also go into adjustments, hue saturation press the layer and you can check out different options by just going here. Like here is more bluish option which I really like, but I quite like this super green and I had chosen. I'm going to click on that and just press back. Let's get back into all my little blue flowers. I don't need my sketch on anymore, that's distracting. Here we go. Here blue flowers and my blue color again. I will just keep going. I think that's starting to look really sweet. Then I want to add in some leaves behind some of the flowers just to make it a little bit more lively. I'm going to choose this green color that I have. I'm going to choose a darker version, I think. These ones, I'm going to put behind all of the flowers. I think I'll connect them to my big light pink fluffy flowers. Forgot the word. That's a little bit more life to the greens around. Make sure to close your lines if you want to simply fill them in like I'm doing. I think that looks quite nice. I'm just going to add in some more and smaller leaves just to make it a little bit fluffier, so I'm going to choose a lighter color than the medium green and I'm going to go add in smaller leaves as well. I'm going to add them to behind the little blue flowers, I think and just have small ones. I've finished are the little leaves here and then I just going to, for another flat piece of this, I'm going to add in all the centers of my flowers so to figure out what would be good, I think one of them, I want to have white. So I think maybe the centers of the darker pink would be nice with nice white center. I'm going to add another layer on top of the pink flowers choose white. I'm just going to do simple circle on those, that could really pop. Here we go in and now I have to choose some colors for the centers of the light pink flowers and for those, I do the blue. Can do some dots. Again, since these are on separate layer, I can go in later and choose different colors. If I don't feel like this is working out, I might want to do that darker pink instead, because I feel like they're mixing into the little blue flowers too much. I can test that in a second. As I said, I feel like the blue is getting mixed up with the other little blue flowers, so I thought that I would test out the darker pink color. I'm going to swipe to the right with two fingers, whoops. Go into alpha mode and then I'm going to go choose that darker pink color and click back to the layer and press fill. I think that looks much softer and nicer. I think it matches more. We just have to choose a center color for the little blue flowers. I think maybe I will do green center, will choose the same green as the land. Just do simple dot. I think that smelting in too much, but I'm going to be adding texture later, so we'll just leave this for now. There we go. Quickly went to just test out different centers. I'm making sure I'm on that layer, press the adjustments hue saturation layer, and I'm going to test out different colors. Get darker. Pink color looks great there too. I also want to see what it'd look like with white. I think I will do white. I'm just going to bring the brightness up so it goes to white. There we go. That is that section complete, now we have our entire illustration with all the flat colors. I will do the lettering at the end. This is looking good so far, but it's very flat and boring and we want to add on that yummy texture, so we'll do that in the next section. 5. Adding Texture and Detail: Now, it's time to give this illustration some really lovely texture. I'm going to start by picking a texture brush. To be nice, I'm going to use one of the native brushes from Procreate. I really like the artist crayon. I'm going to choose that brush to add some texture to my land and my water, and we'll move from there. I've created my own, set of brushes from lots of different brush makers, and Procreate brushes, and brushes that I've manipulated. These are my favorites that I have compiled. But that's not important right now. Let's see, artist crayon, I'm going to use that. I'm going to choose a green that's slightly darker than this land. Now, if I've created a layer on top of the green here and did the clipping mask, it's going to clip just to the earth. Do you understand what I mean? That's not the look I want. There's a couple of options here that I could do. Let me show you. If I want to just have the texture on the land, I have this layer in Alpha lock and I can draw on that. That means that this is now on top of this layer. I can't remove it. If I want to remove it, I just have to redo it by re-coloring it. By choosing this green color, I go into that layer and fill layer again, and then I can start over, in that way. It's easy to manipulate by being able to redo it, but you can't take it away. That's okay with me. You also save some layers. I could also do another layer. I can choose a grayish color and then go into the different blend modes. I can choose something like multiply. We can choose different ones. We can play with that. Then I can color on both the land and the sea, and it will make that. As you can see, the texture becomes a dark blue on the water and a dark green on the land. But I don't really think that I want the same texture on the water and the land. I'm going to go back and do the other option that I showed you. I'm just going to delete that layer, and I'm going to use the Alpha lock option on top of the land to add my green color. I'm just going to add some texture here just to make it look a little bit more lively, land like. I think that looks nice. For the water, we can do a layer underneath the land and let's choose a brush for that. Do I remember what kind of brushes I'd like to have for that? I have so many brushes that I don't even know where all the regular ones are. That's silly. It's addictive to buy brushes, isn't it? There are some that I don't even want or need. There inking, drawing, eaglehawk, let's just try some stuff. Let's pick a slightly darker blue. I don't have a specific, so I'm going to make all this principally blue. I like that. Looks good. A lucky go, you can do it slightly darker edges just for a shadow. I also wanted to add some clouds to my earth, and possibly on the top and the bottom to signify the different poles. I'm going to create another layer on top. You may make it a clipping mask. Here, we're going to do a light blue or almost white color and I need something to create cloud-like. That's okay, I can use this one. I'm just going to make it slightly larger, and I might reduce the opacity down to 60. I'm going to add some cloud-like formations. It's good when it has opacity, then you can get these nice layers within the variation here. We have to color the edge of the pools. That looks nice. I like that. Because it's a layer, you can turn it off and on, and you can try different things. If this became a little bit too much, maybe, I could try a different version. I can just create another layer and do it again. I'm going to try a couple of just a few clouds, just a little bigger. Let's see, here's my second option, let me just link. Which one do you like better? I think I like the first one with the smaller clouds. I think it's a little bit more subtle. I really like this cloud brush. Which one was that, again? Evolve. I think I will use this to create the texture in my flowers. Let's move into my flowers now. I'm going to create a clipping mask on top of the dark pink ones now. I'm going to choose this pink color. I'm going to create a darker version of that. Choose something darker. I'm going to go in, and I'm using this to create a nice texture here and then the center. Because I still have it on that opacity level, it gives nice variations in the colors. They're somehow lighter, and then we double it or triple it up, it gets darker. I really, like that. I like doing that. Too many different brushes may add texture. There's the first flower, added texture to, I'd also like to add veins to my petals, so I'm going to choose even a darker tone, and then I'm going to add another layer with a clipping mask. Here we need to find a good scratchy pencil. Let's see what this one looks like. No, I don't like that. Color click is too much. You can go to the original ink, I like that one. Make it a little bit larger, and add some veins. This might be slightly too intense. You can always reduce the opacity on here, if I want it to look a little bit more subtle and bring it down to 50, I think that looks a little bit less intense so continue on with that. Those are finished, because they are my main flowers, I could go in and add even more details which could be fun. I will create another layer on top of that. I don't think I need to make this one a clipping mask, and I'm going to choose, I think I want to use some brighter version of this. I'm going to go really bright and see what happens with that. I think I'll continue on with this dry ink brush because I like how it's slightly scratching in, has some texture in it. It's my favorite procreate brush. I'm just going to add some little, and what can these be called? Something like that. Does that look fun? I think that stands out enough without standing out too much. I'm going to go around and add these little extra frills to my insides of my flowers. That's my first flower finished, or actually not finished, I want to add a little texture to the center, so it's just not a white dot. If we can create another layer, but just to show you, I can just use alpha lock to save on layers. I swiped right with two fingers on the white centers here, and I'm going to just choose a slightly grayish tone, and then I need another brush. Was it this one, freycinet that we used for the water? We could use that one and see how that goes just to give some dimension there in the middle shadow, and then maybe even some dots. Let's choose the blue, and I'll go back to my dry ink and just do couple of dots too for fun. That's our first flower complete. You zoom in, it looks like this. I'm quite happy with how that turned out. Let's move on to the other flowers. We have our light pink ones, I'm going to add a layer on top of that. Going to choose that light pink, and I'm going to see what it looks like with a lighter, almost white color in the center before trying a darker tone. Go back, I was using evolve. I think that looks good. Just subtle change. It looks like something's happening in those. That's done. Then same thing for the blue flowers, I'm just going to add a simple shadow there. I'm going to choose a slightly darker and just add a little texture to the center of those just to add some dimension. That's so quick and that makes such a difference, look. Now we just have to leave that and then this is pretty much done. I also have the heart to consider. I can do that quickly just to do something else. Here, clipping mask on the heart. I'm going to choose not too darker. I can use the same one that I did for the other flowers. I don't know if you want this evolves. I don't know. I don't like that. We'll try this one. Overall texture, I'm going to reduce that because I think it's a little too dark. Something like that, that's all right. Then let us go into the leaves. I think I'll use the same texture I had in the land, can't remember my words. I need to find my first darker leaves. Here we go, make a clipping mask on top of those. My artist crayon, where is that one? I'm going to continue. Artist crayon is in the sketching section. Bonobo chalk is also another favorite of mine for adding slight texture, but let's use artist crayon just so that we're not using too many different kinds of textures. I think it's nice to just keep it to a couple. I'm just going to go in add a little bit of texture on the leaves, not much. Just random, like that. Then one more thing for at least adding veins to those ones as well. I'm just going to add another clipping mask, even darker and I'm going to go back to my dry ink brush. You can also test on any of these other sketching pencils, like a 6B is a good one, I can show that looks very similar to the other one. I might as well take that very similar to a little bit lighter. I'm going to go in and do this for all these leaves, and for the smaller leaves, I think I want to add another texture to those. We have that here. I'm just going to add a simple couple veins like this. Keep those ones really simple and a little bit different. I'm going to go through it and finish all my leaves. There we go. We have my finished Earth with the flowers around it. That's my final illustration without the beautiful texture. Now it's just about adding the final text. I think it looks beautiful like this. I could save a version like this, which I think I will do, and then we can go on to create a text as well. I'll do that in the next section. 6. Hand Lettering and a Final Look: We're ready for the last section. We're just going to add some final text to this. Before we do that, I think it looks really beautiful just as a simple illustration and outwards, and I just want to make sure that this is saved like this. I also thought it'll be fun to test different backgrounds while we're at it. I can choose the light pink, could be nice, maybe even lighter or even darker. That could also be nice to the green, which is this lighter tone. This is fun. I'll go to the original blue, I think was best. To save a copy, I'm just going to duplicate this file. I'm going to the gallery; I'm going to, ''Select'', and ''Click'' in that one ''Duplicate'', "Accept". There, I know that I have one safe copy in this one I can move around a little bit more. I'm going to swipe all of my layers to the right, and I'm going to put them into group. But, didn't do, yeah. There it goes. Now all of those are in a group. This way I can move it around. Since we're having it in a large scale I thought we could try what it would look like if I did have the text on top. I'm going to choose this really bright light green, and I'm just going to quickly sketch that in, just see what that would look like. Let's see. The charcoals. Charcoal black. What does this look like? It's too light. I still feel like is it going to be difficult to read. Scratch that. I'll bring back my, sweet little heart. Now that I have everything in a group, I can resize this entire thing in one go. I'm just going to make sure that I have a little bit. Sure it's in the middle. Like that, and I'm going to add the text. Because it's now out in the blue, I think I'm going to use a darker blue for my text. I'm not a [inaudible] so I can't say that this is my best skill, but I just want to write some simple block letters. Let's map it out. I should probably be using another color, just to write my words again. Sketching here are my 6P pencils I use. Something like that. I'd like this node to be a little bit more angled. I'm going to create another layer, and I'm going to use my manipulated trying smooth brush. I just smoothed it out, the texture a little bit. I'm going to use that dark blue, and I'm just going to make simple block letters here. You can choose to do any kind of lettering if you're good at Brush Script, that'll be beautiful. If you'll want to make your letters a little bit more exciting. I just want it to be legible and bold. My letters are a little wondering off, but if they're too of course. There you go. There's my simple block letters. I think that they look alright. I think the planet down here, planet B section is a little bit too large, so I'm just going to highlight that and reduce the size of that so that it fits better. That's what I'm going for, I want it to look like it's hand-drawn. It's a little wonky. That's how I like it. We can add a little texture or some details to this just so that it blends in with the rest of the artwork. I'm going to make a clipping mask; I'm going to choose a slightly darker; I'm going to use the same brush today I did the water texture with, and that was in drawing. Use this with this Phraseanet. I don't know what that word means. Just getting going, add some texture. We can test one way thing just to add a little bit more details like I did with the other ones. I sometimes think it's nice, let's try to do some lines within there. I'm not sure if I want to keep [inaudible] let's just try it. We can try this 6B pencil, sometimes I think it looks nice sometimes a little outlying low. Classic outline. There are a gazillion, incredible lettering courses here on Skillshare that I highly recommend you checked out. If you want some more ideas other than this is quite basic and not very exciting. Or I shouldn't put myself down, this is very nice and exciting anyhow. Does that sting stick out better, or do we like it plain? See, having things on layers is so nice. I actually think I like it without the outline, so let's just keep it like this. I didn't add any texture to the background because after a while when you have texture on absolutely everything and everything super textured, sometimes it can go a little out of control. I'm just going to keep it like this. The background is going to be super plain and everything within it has some nice texture. This is my final illustration and it is ready to go up on my Instagram. To do that, it's also a good idea to maybe save a smaller version because this is 4,000 by 4,000 pixels and Instagram only needs 1,080 by 1,080. So you can save a smaller version of this small JPEG to upload so it's easier for Instagram. Again, I want to mention that when you are posting and talking about the climate crisis, I think it is nice to keep it serious and urgent, and share facts from trusted associations, but also keeping the tone helpful, and hopeful, and positive, so that you are not preaching and you're not making anybody feel bad, but you're inspiring people to start making changes as well. Thank you so much for following along my tutorial for creating a poster like this for social media. You can of course print this on paper and use as a poster on your wall or something like that too. I can't wait to see all of your versions of your "Save the Planet" posts and share them in the class project gallery. 7. Next Steps: Before I leave you, I thought that I would give you one last source of inspiration in Internet. It is a Swedish company called Deedster that has been started to help gamify the process of going more sustainable. I thought that they are doing so many interesting things so I wanted to share what they are doing just in case you've never heard of them. They are a Swedish company but everything is global. They can help different companies to go sustainable and help if you have accompany, your customers go more sustainable, but they have a carbon calculator. If you want to quickly see where you stand, there are many different carbon calculators on the Internet. Some are very detailed, and you have to put in numbers from your electric bills, and things like that. Others are more of an overall look at your carbon footprint that are quick and easy like this one just to get an idea of where you stand. But of course, they're not going to be 100 percent accurate. It's just nice to get an idea. They also have an app which is really interesting. I thought that we could jump in and just take a look at that real quick because it is fun to have something that reminds you and gamifies, making different changes in your life. You can also do it with your friends and things like that. That's fun. Let's jump in and look at the app real quick, because I thought it was inspiring for you. You can find Deedster in the App Store or on Android as well. I'm not affiliated with them at all, but I just thought it was an interesting thing that could make this process a little bit easier. Here's the login. If you have an account like I do, you can log in, but I'm just going to log in like a guest. Let's get started. Here it says what you can do. You can calculate your carbon footprint, join a challenge. They have quizzes and they have little educational series. Then you can start doing actions or deeds as they call them. Then you can compare and compete with your friends and community. That's a fun way of having with your colleagues or your family to see who's doing more climate deeds. It's all for fun, but it's also incredibly good deed that we're going to help save the planet, so I'm all for it. You can calculate your footprint. I live in Sweden, but you can of course choose any country where you live. Then it's going to ask you different questions. There's not very many questions and they're not very detailed, so you just have to pick the one that's best. That's why this one isn't incredibly accurate. It just gives you an idea. Do you eat meat or fish? I do, but very seldomly, but I still have to answer yes. How many meals this week have you had with red meat? Zero. Fish? Zero. I'm going to go with one. I think we had pork this weekend. Continue. How often do you buy eco-labeled or locally produced products? As often as I can. How do you get to work? I walk everywhere where I live. That's one thing that because I live in such a small place in Sweden, I walk everywhere. Everything is five minutes. How far away? Everything where I live is just five minutes, but the smallest they have is 15, so I'll go with that. How many days per week do you commute? I commute zero, but we'll go with one. We do own a car, yes. They strangely don't have a hybrid option. I'm going to go with electricity because for the most part, we drive on the electricity. We have a chargeable electric hybrid car. We have a medium. We drive hardly anything. It's ridiculous that we have a car, but it's also difficult to not have a car where we live, where it's out in the middle of nowhere. But it's doable for us to go on buses and trains, but we are privileged. Over the past year, I haven't done any plane trips. This is going to help my carbon emissions a lot. If you do a lot of travel, you can compare and contrast. I live in an apartment. We live in 80 square meters. We have two. We have electricity for our heating. In Sweden where I live, the majority, it comes from renewable sources. Eighty percent of all electricity in Sweden comes from hydropower, which is neat. We do have an air conditioner. We use it only one month a year. How many hours? Probably three or four. Yes. I've been bad. We bought a TV and I bought a new iPad. In this point, I'm not sure because I have now switched over to buying secondhand and I know that that is good. I assume this is new things so I'm just going to say that I bought a dress and a top new, but I've been quite good at only purchasing secondhand, and that doesn't have the same impact whatsoever. I assume this is new items. We recycle food. We have compost that always get picks up, plastic, newspaper, cardboard, metal, glass, and batteries, everything. We have a very good recycling program in Sweden. That's it. Those are the only questions. It says that my footprint is two tons and the recommendation from the UN is one ton. The other recommendation that I saw from the other website was 0.6. Even though I'm well on my way to reducing my emissions, I'm still at two tons and I have to half this. I assume I can learn more about this. Continue without account for right now because I already have an account. Within the app, this is what is the neat part. You can look at your carbon footprint. Considering where I live in Sweden, the majority, the average Swede has 8.1 tons. Me already being at two, I'm doing very well. That's because I walk everywhere. I hardly ever eat meat. I eat eco food, etc. I'm trying my best, so I am quite a lot, but considering the recommendation, it's quite scary. How am I going to half that even more? Californian is at 22 tons per year. Imagine trying to get 22 down to two where I am. I am not saying that I'm so incredible, it's just have some circumstances such as Sweden running on renewable energy is really helpful. I'm not a big consumer. Anyways, and then they have different challenges that you can join. Suggested and this is where it gets fun that you will add little challenges that you can join. They've had other challenges such as Vegruary Challenge. You can do this and with your family and friends, like I said. I thought that that would be fun to share something that is a little bit more, apps and things like this are helpful. You can help focus you in get reminders and learn new things. I just wanted to share that with you. That's Deedster. I thought it was inspiring to show you this app and this feels like the future to try to help and gamify, doing good deeds for the environment, and challenging your family or friends to do things like this with you. I really hope that you will start to implement some small changes and huge changes, and really reduce your footprint. Because the more we do this together, the more power we have, the more governments will start listening and making even bigger changes. We'll be able to reduce the emissions and move to green energy sources within the next decade, I hope. Definitely within the next few decades. We have to do this in order to save this planet and all of the incredible people who live here. It's a tough issue and I feel really passionate about it. I almost feel like emotional right now. I'm going to sign off now. Thanks so much for listening and taking in all of these tips. 8. Final Thoughts: All right, that's it. Thanks so much for taking this class and listening to all my sustainability tips, and learning more about how you can do your part and make a huge impact during this climate crisis. Again, I just want to mention that all these small changes and big changes really make an impact. The more we talk about it and share with friends, family, followers, the better and we can make huge impact, and we can meet those Paris Agreement goals and for the IPCC Report, it's so important. I feel really passionate about it, I hope that I've inspired you as well. I also hope that you've still have hope. All hope is not lost, we can do this, we're going to get through this. It might just be challenging for awhile, but I also feel so empowered to be a part of such a huge part of history. There is so much that's going to be happening in the next decades to move towards a more sustainable green planet. I'm really looking forward to seeing all of your class projects, and I hope that when you post on social media, you will tag me @emmakisstina, so that I can see your beautiful work and all of your beautiful messages and your excitement for making changes. I will cheer you on in the comments, and I hope that your friends and family will join you and cheer you on as well. I want to also mention to make sure that you're keeping the tone serious and urgent, but as well also positive and hopeful. Again, I want to leave you with one final question to think about after this class. What will you answer in 10, 15, 20 years, when someone asks you, what did you do when you had the chance? If you'd like to hang out with me outside of Skillshare, you can do that via Instagram again @emmakisstina. You can learn more about my work on www.emmakisstina.com. I even have a private Facebook group, where I've grown a beautiful community of like-minded illustrators and surface designers, and it's a safe space to talk about all of the things in this industry and your struggles, and all the wins and all those things. I hope that you'll join me there as well. It's a really great place in the Internet. I would also like to mention again, that if you are interested in learning more about the sources for the information that I have presented in this class that you should check out the class resources section. I have created a document with all the different sources, as well as other links that I think would be helpful for you to check out. Thank you so much again for taking this class with me and going on a sustainable journey, we got this. Bye.